(note: before clicking on the above link, make sure you have the sound turned all the way up on your computer)
For me, surprises usually aren't a good thing. Often, they are a result of my own stupidity and lack of foresight. So, I can relate to the picture from "two and a half men" big time!!! But, what if you knew a surprise was coming; what then? What if you also knew it was very important and you must do something about it? Read on to gain insight...
Matthew, Chapter 24
27 For as the lightning flashes from the east, and is seen even to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
1 Thessalonians, Chapter 4
13 But we don’t want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you don’t grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
Galatians, Chapter 3
22 But the Scriptures imprisoned all things under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, confined for the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24 So that the law has become our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all children of God, through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise.
Don't be surprised! Prepare!!! No one knows the time of Jesus' second coming. But, you can avoid any unpleasant surprises by being prepared. How? By being a child of God; a "brother" in Christ. The highlighted passage in Galatians tells you what to do, but really, it is up to you to decide to do it. Time to go... but wait, is that a storm coming... I wonder if there will be thunder and LIGHTNING????
PS. Thanks Duane, for putting the video on facebook!!!